Founded Metcon, a multidisciplinary GC firm, in 1999 at age 24. Recruited, trained, and now manages 85-person workforce.
Grew company from $300,000 to more than $18 million in annual sales in less than eight years. Added design/build and hospitality infrastructure divisions, and positioned firm as a leader in implementing BIM. About 70% of business comes from repeat clients.
Alma mater is one of largest clients, having constructed more than $35 million in projects at UNC-Pembroke.
Currently a member, manager of Venture Properties Group, Pembroke, N.C. Oversees land purchases for future residential development, and develops and manages commercial real estate properties throughout southeast North Carolina.
Governor appointee, N.C. Clean Water Trust Fund.
Co-chair, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina federal recognition committee. Lobbying for federal recognition of the 55,000-member Lumbee Tribe.
Pro bono contractor, Homes for Our Troops. Nonprofit builds homes for critically injured soldiers.
Soloist in church choir.
Served as combat medic in U.S. Army.
The Building Team for the Interchange project in downtown Minneapolis is employing the principles of "open transit" design to create a station that is one part transit, one part cultural icon.
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BIM modeling tools are great, but if you can't run efficient, productive coordination meetings, the Building Team will never realize the benefits of true BIM coordination. Here are some helpful tips for making the most of coordination meetings.